Saturday, January 31, 2009
The craft I chose to work on today was my afghan. I am ready to start another cream strip. I won't put it on here until I have more done. It was a wonderful relaxing day, with tons of laughter with friends...the more I laugh the more I wanted to stay and craft. I always look forward to crafting with others, it brings me great joy and peace.
The weather on the other hand I hope improves soon. I just got home and the wind is really bad. May tomorrow will be a little nicer.
Cards...too tonight! Too many idea's in my head, I needed to get at least one on paper. I do think the daubing would have been better with Pacific Breeze or Blue...or darn I guess I am just to tired, anyway better than Bashful blue, but that is all I have right now. I love the butterfly. I figured I should use my cuttle bug on something, and this beautiful stamp came to mind.
Tomorrow is going to be a wonderful day. I am crafting with some friends from around 10-5 (or whenever I can drag myself out of bed) and then a night out with some other friends. I hope to post something that I work on tomorrow. It might be a repeat of one of my crafts, with hopefully more completed on it.
Thanks, mom for a wonderful day again. I really enjoy being able to see you this winter. Hugs!
Happy Crafting...may you be inspired tomorrow with tons of laughter.
Quote: Life gives us many reason to laugh.
Thursday, January 29, 2009
With not much sleep last night I needed a mindless craft to do today. The V-stitch pattern is what was calling my name, very mindless and relaxing. You work the pattern from Left to right, no sewing any strips together. I have been working on this afghan for a while, but it is now just over half done. I hope to be done it soon. Today, I did 10 rows, but had to rip 2 out and due them again...so mindless, I forgot to put one stitch in..LOL! I guess, I can't always be a muti tasker when talking...*wink*. This blanket is a chocolate chip brown and cream. This particular afghan is going to my brother and sister-in-law. I hope they love it as much as I enjoy doing it. Hoping you all had a wonderful evening, filled with crafting or laughing...till tomorrow. Thanks for stopping in.
Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising everytime we fall. Confucius
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
I found these cool little tins at our first store. They are big enough for gift cards, small cards, even some little candies. You could probably even sent them in the mail, with very little cost. They were perfect and didn't take very long to make. I found the idea's came very easy for me tonight and I was able to use some of my stuff I hadn't touched yet. I also found a little gadget that is called a Rub-On Roller. LOVE IT!! It made it easier. I didn't have to press hard, so no denting my tins. It has two sides that can be used. Tin's are just a wonderful gift idea for any occassion.
I love to use any kind of tin...so watch out...LOL!
A Perfect Day Rub-Ons, 1/4" Bravo Burgandy Ribbon (both SU products).
Green Microbeads, Sticky Cut Letters and 1/4" Black Ribbon (all SU products)
Don't let what you can't do stop you from doing what you can do!
This quote suit's me today and I intend to follow it. Have an amazing morning and afternoon. I will be posting a craft tonight. I am going to get started while waiting for my mom. Later....
Monday, January 26, 2009
Onward to crafting. When my little man went down for a nap, I had card idea's floating around my head, but thought I should show you another one of my hobbies. Besides if I show you my cross stitch I might get it done...LOL. I have been working on it for a while now, and need some encouragement to get it done. My goal is to have it done for Christmas, that way I can get it framed and on my wall. So... bug me to show you up- dates. This cross stitch is from the Gold Collection Series called the Eyes in the Wild. My favorite animal is a tiger and I have more cross stitches to due. I think any kind of cat is beautiful.
Cross stitch I find is relaxing. I love it but don't always make the time. I always find they are way more beautiful, than the picture on the kit or in the book. I love sitting in my front room, cross stitching with my friends or by myself. I find if I am watching TV, and working with my hands that I don't snack and it makes me feel like I am accomplishing something, while sitting down.
I was talking with my sister-in-law Jodi today and I have decided, I will try to put a quote on my blog each day. I hope it will brighten someones day.
My kids are now in bed, so I must go finish up my house work and start cross stitching again as I watch The Last Templar. I look forward to posting tomorrow. Have an amazing night. Thanks for stopping in! :)
Saturday, January 24, 2009
After supper, we were watching the All Stars Skills event on T.V. it was fun and all...but a card idea was calling so I started drawing what I wanted to do. Then the paper was calling my name so I escaped downstairs to my craft room and started preparing...you know I had to set the mood...candles, inspiring music and of course a can of Coca Cola. I was set and ready to create.
My uncle used to drive truck and he loves them, so I thought I would make him one. I order some stamps from the Little Paper Shop and this was one of them I received this week. When I stamped it I just knew this card was going to come together. I love the truck instantly. Tonight, my stamping braught me peacefulness, joy and relaxation. I know I can take pride, that my uncle will love this card. I had more idea's flowing, but I was getting tired, so I figured I should stop before the mistakes started happening. Tomorrow is another day, I hope to create more. Wishing everyone a night a peacefulness.
Stamps: Truck- Little Paper Shop, Sentiment - Cloud9 Designs
Paper: Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, So Saffron and DSP (Windsor Knot) (SU)
Ink: Chocolate Chip and Old Olive. (SU)
Markers: So Saffron, More Mustard, Going Gray and Sahara Sand (SU)
Ribbon: Chocolate Chip (SU)
Brads: Unknown brown
Friday, January 23, 2009
My kids really liked this card. I used Stickles (Diamond). This is the first time I used this product and I just loved it. It really helped add the extra to my card that I was looking for. Another great thing about it, is it was easy to use for a person who was tired and frustrated.
The horse stamp I used is a retired SU stamp called Bareback. I love the detail on this stamp and find that it is suitable for anyone. The paper and ink I used were SU the colors are Bravo Burgandy for the base of the card, Handsome Hunter and Whisper White.
Right now it is -33 with a wind chill and I am enjoying a cup of Mint Green tea! It is warming my bones...it also has me thinking of more card idea's. I hope to post another one tomorrow, but I might post one of my other works in progress. Stay warm....till tomorrow.
See you in a bit.
Thursday, January 22, 2009
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
The cards that I am going to show you, I made on January 16 with my good friend Lori. It was a wonderful night of creating and laughing. One of the best kinds.
I thought that I would try the side view or flat view...don't think it worked well, but it was something new.
Thank you card is made with Stampin' Up product, only one exception and that is the Martha Stewart Pearls. I think they added just a little bit of something to make my plain card pop. This was not the vision that I saw in my head, but it sure came around. Sorry, it is blurry it looked better on my camera.
Cupcakes, are soooo cute!! This was my first time, making a cupcake card and I want to do more. My kids favorite card is this one. Next time, I would add a layer of white punched paper under the designer paper, just to make it pop. The paper and ink are Stampin' Up. The cupcake stamp is from Verve. The punch is one of Martha Stewarts.
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
If you could see me now you would probably laugh until you cried. I am having trouble loading my pictures. I am sure that I will figure it out soon...please...LOL. I have tried to down load one tonight and am having problems...what do they say the 3rd times the charm. I hope so.
Well, on this note, it is my computer being stubborn and not just me...LOL. It won't open my pictures up now. Maybe tomorrow will offer me better luck.